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noun stim·u·la·tion \ˌstim-yə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of stimulation

  1. 1:  the act or process of stimulating

  2. 2:  the stimulating action of various agents on muscles, nerves, or a sensory end organ by which activity is evoked; especially :  the reaction produced in a sensory end organ by a stimulus that initiates a nerve impulse and results in functional activity of an effector (as a muscle or gland) gastric secretion induced by stimulation of the sense of smell

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